The annual dues for
Master, Barrister, and Associate members of the Inn range from $220
to $395 depending on the membership category and whether the member
is in private practice or government employ. The funds
provided by the dues defray the Inn's operating expenses, including
the cost of the members' meals at the monthly Inn meetings and the
members' dues to the American Inns of Court Foundation.
Inns of Court Foundation has received a 501(c)(3) designation from
the Internal Revenue Service, and the Barney Masterson Inn benefits
from this designation as an affiliate of the foundation.
Members may deduct their dues either as a business expense or as a
charitable contribution. Members electing to deduct their Inn
dues as a charitable contribution must reduce the amount of their
contributions by the value of the meals. The value of each
meal for the 2007-2008 year is $25.
BENEFITS FROM THE FOUNDATION
Members of the
Barney Masterson Inn receive benefits from the American Inns of
Court Foundation. They receive a subscription to The Bencher,
the Foundation's bi-monthly newsletter, and a national membership
directory. Members of local inns are also entitled to attend
the annual meeting and to purchase videotaped programs such as the
Visions of Excellence series. Members traveling to England
may also obtain letters of introduction to any of the four English
Inns of Court.
information about your membership in the American Inns of Court
Foundation, please contact the foundation directly at:
American Inns of Court Foundation
225 Reinekers Ln, Ste 770
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Facsimile (703) 684-3607